MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace said on the air Thursday that she told Jeb Bush that he should’ve punched then-candidate Donald Trump in the face after Trump insulted Bush’s wife during the debates leading up to the 2016 presidential elections.
“That’s the advantage that Trump has because there are no consequences and the consequence is not necessarily something bad happening, it is calling out the crazy. It is calling out the lie of the moment. It is saying right there, if any of those other — let me tell you, that Jeb Bush moment on that stage, if any of the Republican on that stage backed Jeb Bush up when he went after Trump and called him out, it would be a very different, —” former RNC Chair Michael Steele stated.
That was when Wallace jumped in. She said, “I told Jeb Bush after the debate that I thought he should have punched him in the face. Even if you lost, he insulted your wife, he came down the escalator and called Mexicans rapists and murderers — he said, ‘What do you think I should have done?’ I said, ‘I think you should have punched him in the face and then gotten out of the race. You would have been a hero.'”
“Ted Cruz had his father accused of killing Jack Kennedy and he’s using him in the race. He’s bringing him down. All he did was call dad an assassin, and — but I need his help,” MSNBC’s Chris Matthews added.
This is not the first time Wallace has discussed attacking members of the Trump Administration. In May, Wallace suggested wringing Sarah Sanders’ neck.(RELATED: MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace Suggests Wringing Sarah Sanders Neck)
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